Management Team

Having ownership, caring and getting things done with enthusiasm—it’s infectious!
–Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson

President & CEO

Tom Nelson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Lake Resorts, assuming the role in August of 2017. He is a dynamic, down-to-earth leader that believes a strong corporate culture is built on great teams that are focused on innovation and customer service. Tom has overseen the tremendous business and financial growth of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand through its strategic alliance with leading global hospitality brand IHG®, as well as the 2015 acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts. He believes great teams can win in any business when they are focused on the right vision, strategy and culture. Tom joined Orange Lake Resorts in 2003 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013.

Tom brings significant corporate strategy, leadership, operations, finance and venture capital experience to Orange Lake Resorts through his career with Arthur Andersen, having created and led the company’s Global Strategy Consulting business. Prior, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Edify Corporation, a global developer of contract center technology, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SRI International's European venture subsidiary, a science and technology research institute.

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the School of Business at California State University, Hayward, and is a graduate of the Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He currently serves on the board of the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) AIF Foundation.